More students living on campus than ever, a record high-achieving incoming freshman class, students representing more than 95 countries and the highest-ever Honors College enrollment highlight fall student body.
UAB’s One Great Community council again will provide Community Health Innovation Awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to local organizations for ideas that offer creative ways to address community health issues.
An anonymous nomination brings national attention to poetry written by 2012 UAB graduate Ashley M. Jones.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to Heritage and Campbell halls to participate in Pocket and Walk It Week from Sept. 14-18.
New UAB research demonstrates social factors that determine survival of younger patients with AML and present opportunities to improve outcomes.
Lower blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults.
UAB Optometry is hosting a free community education event to spread awareness about infant eye health Sept. 15.
Theatre UAB commissioned playwright Robert Earl Price to write a play instead of hosting a competition for the Ruby Lloyd Apsey Play Search. The free reading will feature a talkback with the playwright.
Sonja Rieger’s new series of photographs are portraits of young girls in rural Camden, Alabama, in their Halloween costumes.
UAB’s School of Health Professions has charted a unique path to become a national leader in how health care will look in the future and has developed a strategic plan to help guide further success.
The series will feature artists’ paint masters Art Graham and Mark Golden, as well as a creative professionalism roundtable with local creative professionals Merrilee Challiss, Elizabeth Hughey and Taylor Robinson.
Famed neuroscientist Roger Nicoll, Ph.D., recently came to UAB to explain how he prevailed over great challenges in his life. Grad students in UAB’s Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program appreciated that, because they face challenges too. Learn about Nicoll’s tear-inducing speech, and the groundbreaking Roadmap program for underrepresented students, in The Mix.
The School of Engineering will work to raise $10,000 by Oct. 22 through crowdfunding to support Blazer BEST robotics competition, an outreach event to enhance STEM education in area schools.
While babies are born with very little vitamin K, and the only way to sufficiently supplement it is through an injection soon after birth, some parents are shying away from the shots.
Each year the UAB Department of Theatre presents a new season featuring five main-stage plays, performed in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The ArtPlay Parlor Series, presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, features Young Concert Artists in the intimate setting of the historic ArtPlay House.
Outside the hospital, UAB nursing students are caring for entire communities, developing new initiatives to help children, the elderly, the homeless, and other at-risk groups. Discover the difference they’ve made and how the experience changed their approach to patient care.
Researchers at UAB and Southern Research are teaming up with a consortium to study the effect on the brain of chemical agents known as organophosphates.
Newkirk will discuss “The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga,” the story of a young Congolese man who was captured and put on display at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
The prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test has limitations, but the new Prostate Health Index can offer an exact percentage of prostate cancer risk.
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